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Rick Neuheisel Fired, But UCLA Football Will Apply For A Bowl Waiver If Necessary

The UCLA Bruins might be changing course and direction with a new head coach now that Rick Neuheisel is gone, but that doesn't mean they want this season to end prematurely.

See, UCLA is stuck in an odd situation. They're a 6-6 football team going to the first ever Pac-12 title game, as USC is ineligible for the contest because it's their last year of bowl probation. So if UCLA loses to Oregon (as expected), they will finish the season at 6-7 with a losing record. This would technically make them bowl ineligible.

However, if the Bruins decided to apply for a bowl waiver in case there weren't enough bowl-eligible teams (which might happen), UCLA could still play one last game during bowl season.

UCLA has requested an NCAA waiver for bowl eligibility if Bruins finish 6-7, says they will go to a bowl if it's granted.
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If UCLA did lose and earned their bowl wavier, they are almost certainly headed to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. If the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl didn't want them, they could end up elsewhere in any obscure bowl that did want them.

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